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Keep Your Homeschool Heading in the Right Direction

Whether you are considering the prospect of homeschooling or been at it for a long time, you will occasionally experience uncertainty. You are not alone in your worries and reservations.

When uncertainty enters your mind, a pause can be a welcome blessing, lending itself to new perspective and an increased ability to refocus.

Now is a good time to take a breather, put up your feet, and re-evaluate your homeschool journey by considering the key points listed below.

As you review these key points, take notes and post them on your bulletin board, in your classroom, or in the front of your homeschool planner. This way, when you lose focus, you can revisit these key points and reassess your responses in light of any new insight that has entered your realm on this homeschool adventure.

Here are 7 simple tips that will help keep your homeschool heading in the right direction

1) Write down five homeschool objectives that are important to you and your family

It is very important that your objectives reflect your own true personal beliefs. This list will help you choose curriculum as well as help you prioritize commitments and extracurricular activities that are important to your family.

Here are some examples of objectives you may wish to include on your list:

  • Help my child develop a relationship with God

  • Spend time with my child

  • Prepare my child for their future calling

2) Write down specific character traits you want your child to exhibit

3) Write down educational goals for your child

4) Research the homeschool laws for the state in which you reside

  • Visit the state law tab >>> here <<< for a quick link to your state's homeschool laws

5) Research tools that will help fulfill your objectives and educational goals for your child

  • Visit a homeschool conference near you.

  • Research curriculum options.

  • Seek advice from experienced homeschool families.

6) Confirm that your plans and curriculum choices satisfy the homeschool laws for the state in which you currently reside.

7) Find support and encouragement

  • Visit a homeschool conference near you.

  • Look for homeschool groups on facebook.

  • Join a homeschool co-op

  • Participate in local extracurricular or sports programs

  • Meet with another homeschool family in your area.

In conclusion

Since homeschooling is deeply intertwined with daily life, you may change focus on differing matters of importance from time to time as you consider factors such as health, learning challenges, and any of life’s curve balls. You will also experience changing focus in your child’s educational goals throughout your homeschool journey, especially as your child enters their teenage years and considers their future calling. No matter what changes arise, rest in knowing God has a plan for your child and will work through each and every experience.

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." (New International Version, Ephesians 3:20-21)

As you occasionally review these key points, you will experience increased focus on your priorities as well as gain clarity during your decision-making processes. Be confident and content knowing your homeschool journey is heading in the right direction!

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